28 Feb 2020 Blog, North Sea

The bad storms that hit the North Sea this winter had an impact not only on people living in the UK and the Netherlands but also on the environment and biodiversity. The North Sea, in general, is characterised by its strong currents and frequent storms, resulting in frequent gear loss. Hence, we were not surprised […]

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25 Feb 2020 Events, North Sea, Education

Healthy Seas champions the three pillars of sustainability and strives to make a positive and long-lasting impact to the marine environment, through education and awareness-raising. Together with our partner the Herpetofauna Foundation, we visit schools in the Netherland and Belgium, to inspire the next generation of ocean rescuers. In January and February 2020, we carried […]

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29 Nov 2019 Blog, News, North Sea, Education

In the last month, together with our long-standing partner, the Herpetofauna Foundation, we kicked-off 2 school programmes in Belgium and the Netherlands. During our first visit to the schools, we made presentations and played interactive games to educate the children about plastic pollution, ghost nets and the threats that they present for many animals. The students […]

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15 Oct 2019 Blog, News, North Sea

Dutch volunteers in the North Sea have been diving at shipwrecks recovering ghost gear for many years. In 2013, Ghost Fishing joined forces with Healthy Seas when we offered to take the fishing nets from the divers and turn them into something useful. This collaboration became a best practice example for circular economy, inspiring other marine […]

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05 May 2019 Blog, North Sea

Thanks to heightened interest in the work of Healthy Seas, we are able to achieve more by increasing the frequency of our activities as well as expanding our geographic reach. This year, we are very happy to be working more closely with Ghost Fishing UK, to recover ghost fishing nets from various locations all over […]

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On Thursday, April 4th, together with Herpetofauna Foundation, we visited the Floralaan Primary School in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Over 300 children and their parents came to see the educational programme which we organized to captivate their interest in ghost nets and our environmental work. The interactive event included diving equipment, fishing nets, sustainable products by […]

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20 Sep 2018 Blog, News, Events, North Sea, Education

Besides our regular diving ghost net recovery missions and collaboration with fishermen to prevent nets from becoming ocean litter, our marine protection work also focuses on educating the younger generation about plastic pollution. On September 18th, together with Grondstofjutters, Herpetofauna Foundation and Tarkett, we welcomed the children from the Basisschool Meander in Tilburg who together […]

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11 Aug 2018 Blog, News, Events, North Sea

On Wednesday August 8th we had planned a ghost net removal trip with diving team Ghost Fishing and partner Bracenet accompanied by public radio and television broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) from Germany. Unfortunately, the weather forecast for that particular day was not good so we moved the trip to August 7th which appeared to be […]

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10 Jul 2018 Blog, News, Events, North Sea

A typical quote of a Ghost Fishing diver: “There is no such thing as too many lift bags” and indeed, last weekend was again a perfect example of that when the Ghost Fishing team headed back to the HMS E36, an E-class submarine for the British Royal Navy which sunk in a collision with HMS […]

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